An educator and a journalist, Drusilla Dunjee Houston, born on June 20, , in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, was the daughter of Rev. John William Dunjee. Drusilla Dunjee Houston was a multi-talented black American woman writer of the 19th and early 20th century. While her only known published. Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire – Drusilla Dunjee Houston. Price: $ Front cover: Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire.

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Hilliard, III, and an index. Overviews Pioneers Resources About Search. Despite plans to be a concert pianist, she gave up the stage to teach. She was a co-founder of the Dogan Reading Room of Oklahoma and served as its president. Below are lists of other pioneers that are related to Drusilla Dunjee Houston by occupation or geography.

Includes an introductory note about Houston and her work, a select bibliography, commentary by James Spady, Afterword by Asa G. The Negro – W. Selected Houxton – Ed.

Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire – Drusilla Dunjee Houston

They left behind fields of hundreds of small steep-angled burial pyramids, the design of which was borrowed from Egypt and scaled down. First published inDrusilla Dunjee Houston a houstoon historiandescribes the origin of civilization and establishes links among the ancient Black populations in Arabia, Persia, Babylonia, and India. The other survivors included Roscoe, Irving, Blanche, and Ella.

But the fifty-eight page elegy, written in screenplay format was never produced as a motion picture. Profile Drusilla Dunjee Houston. The writing is vigorous and popularized, which also makes it a difficult sell for historians.

She had moved there for her health, udnjee the dry climate was believed to benefit people with lung disease, and TB was incurable at the time. Individual users must determine if their use of the Materials falls under United States copyright law’s “Fair Use” guidelines and does not infringe on the proprietary rights of the Ohuston Historical Society as the legal housyon holder of The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and part or in whole.


This page was last edited on 6 Octoberat Because of their geographical isolation, they had nowhere near the impact on other parts of the world that Houston attributed them.

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Houston believed the Cushite civilization to be the motherland of humanity. Retrieved 6 October Views Read Edit View history.

Sign in or Create an account. Nevertheless, the Cushites were the earliest known Black African civilization. The Ruins of Empires – C. Houston received nationwide recognition for her editorial work after as a syndicated writer with the Associated Negro Press ANP.

We promise to never spam you, and just use your email address to identify you as a valid customer. Reaching its peak between and B. Inat twenty-two, Houston eloped and married Price Houston. John and Lydia Ann Taylor Dunjee. To promote readability and conserve consumable resources, images and interactive elements in the digital version do not appear in print format.

Much later, she wrote for the Arizona Journal and Guide after she moved to Arizona for health reasons in Applicant Requirements Black female graduate student currently pursuing a master of arts or doctorate degree in history or a related field A minimum 3. Her father had died incausing her mother and younger siblings to struggle financially; her younger brother, Roscoe Dunjeetook on a good part of supporting them.

She soon opened McAlester Seminary for Girls, which she operated for twelve years. The Cushite civilization did exist, although it was not as ancient as Egypt, and certainly not the origin of all culture. A few years after syndication of her articles, ANP director Claude Barnette appointed her director of research, a position she maintained until when she became too ill to write. With this work, Houston is remembered as the earliest known and possibly the only African American woman to write a multi-volume study of ancient Africa where she boldly proclaimed inan African origin of civilization and culture during one of the most turbulent periods for black Americans in American history.


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The letters may be submitted directly to Award committee. She died of tuberculosis on February 8,in Phoenix, Arizona.

Houston became an independent historian. We are indebted to Drusilla Dunjee Houston for this illuminating and comprehensive book.

In a sense, she anticipated the Negritude movement, early Pan-Africanism, and the black studies and African American studies movements. One of the letters must come from an ABWH member. In addition to writing historical texts, Houston worked as a contributing editor for the Oklahoma Black Dispatcha newspaper she ran with her brother civil rights activist Roscoe Conkling Dunjee who founded the Oklahoma branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Houston had two children, Florence and another unnamed daughter who died earlier.

Although from a wealthy family, Drusilla Dunjee never attended college; however, she attended finishing schools in the North.